Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie

Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie Tickets

London County Hall, London
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
London County Hall, London
Our Review 3 / 5

A brand new, site-specific production of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution is currently staged in a unique courtroom setting inside London County Hall, adjacent to the London Eye on London's South Bank. Developed with the support and involvement of the Christie family, the new production is directed by Lucy Bailey and will place the audience in the centre of the action within the courtroom. Witness for the Prosecution tickets are available on London Theatre now. 

According to her autobiography, Witness for the Prosecution was one of Agatha Christie’s favourites of all her works, stating: “One night at the theatre stands out in my memory especially; the first night of Witness for the Prosecution. I can safely say that that was the only first night I have enjoyed… It was one of my plays that I like best myself.” We'd like to think that the Witness for the Prosecution West End production would be loved by Agatha Christie too. 

Christie’s court classic sees Leonard Vole called to the stand after a murder. When his wife agrees to testify, can she be trusted? It’s up to you, the audience as the jury, to decide whether Vole will walk free or spend a life in shackles.

In a Witness for the Prosecution review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Will Longman praised the authentic setting. He said: “William Dudley’s design is faultless, though this grandiose setting does it many a favour. Lucy Bailey’s direction also aids the realistic vibe, with some subtle tinkering with the lights and sound to remind you that you are watching a play.”

The Witness for the Prosecution play is the second longest-running Agatha Christie play in London, behind The Mousetrap.

Tickets to Witness for the Prosecution are available now. Book your Witness for the Prosecution tickets on London Theatre today.


Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high. Will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony? Will he be able to convince the jury of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose?

Previews from |
22nd October 2017
Opening date |
22nd October 2017
Booking from |
14th September 2021
Available until |
20th March 2022
Run time |
2 hours 15 minutes
Parental guidance. Babes in arms are not permitted.
Agatha Christie
Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions
Lucy Bailey
Chris Davey
Mic Pool
William Dudley
Cast list:
Joe McNamara, Emer Mcdaid, Jonathan Firth, Teddy Kempner, Miles Richardson, Martin Turner, Christopher Dickins, Nicholas Fretwell, Yvonne Gidden, Sam Graham, Eliot Giuralarocca, Ellie-Rose Mackinlay and Elana Martin

London County Hall Venue Information

London County Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 7PB
Nearest tube:
Waterloo or Westminster

Customer reviews

Our Review of Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie


When Witness for the Prosecution premiered in 1953, it was one of Agatha Christie’s proudest moments. Originally a short story, she had been convinced to turn it into a play set in a courtroom - an element that only played a small part in her initial story. This new production of her play focuses on that courtroom element, transforming London County Hall into the historic Old Bailey. Read more

Latest Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie News & Features

Photo credit: Witness for the Prosecution (Photo by Ellie Kurttz)
‘Witness for the Prosecution’ new cast named, ahead of reopening at London County Hall
Tuesday, 20 July, 2021, 10:43
Initial actors to star in the reopening cast for Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution in London have been named, ahead of performances resuming later this year. Witness for the Prosecution is back at London County Hall from 14 September. Joe McNamara will make his stage debut as Leonard Vole, alongside Emer Mcdaid as Romaine, Jonathan Firth as Sir Wilfrid Robarts, Teddy Kempner as Mr Mayhew, Miles Richardson as Mr Myers and Martin Turner as Mr Justice Wainwright...
Photo credit: Jo Stone-Fewings and cast in Witness for the Prosecution (Photo by Ellie Kurttz)
‘Witness for the Prosecution’ to return to London County Hall
Thursday, 07 January, 2021, 11:31
UPDATE: Witness for the Prosecution will now resume performances from 14 September, but an extended booking period has been confirmed to 20 Mar. 2022. Speaking about Witness for the Prosecution’s return to London, producers Eleanor Lloyd and Rebecca Stafford said: “We cannot wait to bring ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ back to the magnificent setting of London County Hall and share Agatha Christie's courtroom spectacle with audiences once again.” Agatha...
Catherine Steadman interview - 'Witness for the Prosecution will keep the audience guessing to the end'
Tuesday, 03 October, 2017
Previews begin on Friday for a new immersive production of Witness for the Prosecution, directed by Lucy Bailey, which will take place at London County Hall on the South Bank. The production will take place in the Council Chamber, which will be designed to resemble the Old Bailey. Catherine Steadman will play Romaine Vole in the play, and we asked her about the immersive piece, Agatha Christie’s influence on British storytelling, and visiting the Old Bailey for inspiration...
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